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History of Dogma, vol. 2
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History of Dogma, vol. 2


Roberts Brothers 1897

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The 358 pages contained in this volume are brimming with studies of the growth, change, and evolution of the early Church’s doctrine. History of Dogma, vol. 2 begins with the second century and Gnosticism, the book outlines different veins of thought that arose, ending with Origen, an Egyptian theologian and biblical scholar who lived from 185–254 AD. Adolph Harnack’s observations on Christianity as it relates to early philosophy and science are included.

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Key Features

  • Contains extensive historical background on the Church
  • Exhibits the development which led to the ecclesiastical dogmas
  • Provides a history of Christian theological ideas in their relation to the philosophy of the early 1900s


  • Historical Survey
  • The Setting up of the Apostolic Standards for Ecclesiastical Christianity. The Catholic Church
  • Continuation—The Old Christianity and the New Church
  • Ecclesiastical Christianity and Philosophy
  • The Beginnings of an Ecclesiastico-theological interpretation and Revision of the Rule of Faith in Opposition to Gnosticism, on the Basis of the New Testament and the Christian Philosophy of the Apologists; Melito, Tertullian, Hippolytus, Novatian
  • The Transformation of the Ecclesiastical Tradition into a Philosophy of Religion, or the Origin of the Scientific Theology and Dogmatic of the Church

Product Details

  • Title: History of Dogma, vol. 2
  • Author: Adolph von Harnack
  • Translator: Neil Buchanan
  • Edition: Third
  • Publisher: Williams and Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 358

About Adolph von Harnack

Adolph von Harnack born in 1851 in Estonia, lived a life devoted to the study of church history and theology. He became a professor at age 24, and taught at the Universities of Leipzig, Giussen, Marbarg, and Berlin until his retirement at age 70. Although he was widely considered to be one of the most influential members of the Protestant church at the turn of the twentieth century, the Church of Germany believed his theology to be off-base and did not allow him to become an accredited clergyman. Harnack’s passion for the history of the Church led him to pen numerous resources on the matter, his most famous work perhaps being What Is Christianity? He continued his studies and writing until his death in 1930.

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